Electronic Log Device Auditing Service
Benefits to having HDS Safety Services Audit Service:
- Confidence in having trained professionals monitor your Hours of Service
- Help identify violations before they happen
- Allows for an unbiased, expert recommendations
- Relieves administration burden
- Confidence knowing your DOT ready
What is an Electronic Log Device (ELD)?
An Electronic Log Device (ELD) is technology that automatically records a driver’s hours of service.
Who must have an Electronic Log Device (ELD) installed?
Electronic Log Device (ELD) mandate apply to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status and engage in interstate commerce per §395, 49 CFR §395.8(a). This mandate is effective as of December 18, 2017. Exception: if equipped with Automatic on Board Recording Device (AOBRDs), you may continue to use it until December 16, 2019.
What are the exemptions?
The ELD rule allows limited exceptions to Electronic Log Device (ELD) mandates for:
- Drivers who operate under the short-haul exceptions. The may continue using time cards; they are not required to keep Records of Driver Status (RODS) or Electronic Log Device (ELD)
- Drivers who use paper Records of Driver Status (RODS) for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period
- Drivers who conduct driveway-towaway operations, in which the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered
- Drivers of vehicles manufactured before the year 2000 that cannot support Electronic Log Device (ELD) hardware
- Provide daily monitoring of drivers hours of service
- Keep motor carrier informed of drivers performance to avoid any violations
- Provide driver violation reports to the motor carrier
- Provide Driver Counseling
- Hours of Service Training